FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: United Way of Forsyth County’s NC 211 available for Weaver Plant fire resources

February 3, 2022

Winston-Salem, NC: United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC) contacted community partners with resources that might benefit individuals impacted by the Weaver Plant fire and provided a list of those organizations to NC 211, the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the county.  The service is powered by multilingual, caring experts who are available to help, 24/7. Individuals can dial 2-1-1 to be connected to a trained specialist.  Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous.  

Resources available to those impacted by the fire include:

  • American Red Cross providing shelter for evacuees at 414 Deacon Blvd.
  • Imprint Cares offering remote learning services
  • Second Harvest Food Bank working with Red Cross to provide meals and snacks
  • Mental Health Association in Forsyth County providing free short-term counseling 

“We are blessed to have so many wonderful local organizations willing to jump into action when members of our community are in need of rapid assistance,” United Way President and CEO Cindy Gordineer. “The United Way will continue to monitor the situation associated with the Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire and work with our community partners to be responsive.”

UWFC will continuously monitor and update NC 211 as more resources become available.

United Way of Forsyth County brings the community and its resources together to solve problems that no one organization can address alone.

NC211 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Families and individuals can dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services and resources within their community.